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PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL -  The Washington County Master Gardeners Association Annual Plant Sale, Gardenfest, is held on Saturday April 27, from 8 a.m. to 2  p.m., at PCC Rock Creek Campus.


GALA — Friends of the Sherwood Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual gala, "A Night at the Copa!," at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. Relive the glamour of the world's greatest nightclub and be transported to the legendary Copacabana in its heyday. An unforgettable night of entertainment by Tony Starlight and the Starella Sisters and fundraising for the arts awaits. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood. Cost is $50 to $85. Visit for more information.

Community Panel Discussion

AGRICULTURE — The Washington County Museum will host a panel discussion on its "AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley" exhibit in conjunction with Portland Community College's Semana de la Raza from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Panelists Jose Jaime, Vangie Sanchez and Hector Hinojosa will speak. 17677 N.W. Springville Road. Free. For more information, visit or call 503-645-5353.

Around the area

HAM DINNER — Kinton Grange's Ham Dinner and Craft Bazaar Spring Celebration will be Sunday, April 28, from 12 to 4 p.m. Come on in for a great home cooked meal. The menu includes ham, baked potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls and pie. Adult dinner tickets are $13 each or 2 for $25. Children 4-12 are $5.00 each and under 4 eat for free. Funds raised during the event will be used for the Grange's maintenance and programs. In addition to a wonderful home cooked meal, there will be a large craft bazaar upstairs. Kinton Grange supports local residents in the rural communities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Scholls, & Tigard. In addition, the Grange also supports other nonprofit groups such as the Boy Scouts, youth groups, and several dance groups. The Grange is located at 19015 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR 97007. For additional information, please visit .

PIXAR AT OMSI — "The Science Behind Pixar," an exhibition about the science behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters, is now open at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This hands-on exhibition demonstrates the technology that supports the creativity and artistry of Pixar's storytellers. Created by Pixar Animation Studios and the Museum of Science, Boston and featuring more than 40 interactive elements, "The Science Behind Pixar" showcases the science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar's award-winning films to the big screen. The exhibit runs through Sept. 3 at OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Tickets to this exhibit, which include general museum admission, are $21 for adults, $14 for youth (ages 3 to 13), and $17 for seniors (ages 63 and up). Prices for OMSI members are $5 for adults, $3 for youth, and $4 for seniors. Guests can purchase tickets online at, via phone at 503-797-4000 or in person at the museum.

MEETING — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will have its May 2019 meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. The speaker will be Pam Vestal, speaking about "Genealogical Pits I have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them." The meeting is free and open to all. The Society encourages genealogical research in Washington County and around the world. For more information, call 503-716-8029.

COOKING CLASSES — Guidetti's Kitchen, a culinary studio in Forest Grove, is offering the following workshops: "Recipe Exchange," free, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27; and "Mom & Me Cooking," $60 for two, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Check for details, updated information and registration. 2311 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove.


PUBLIC ART CELEBRATION — Six giant heads of woven willow branches emerge from under the trees at Orenco Woods Nature Park, 7100 N.E. Birch St., Hillsboro. "Head Over Heels," the beloved sculpture by nationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty, turns 2 years old this month. To celebrate, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation and the Public Art Program are hosting several events, including repair parties to weave new branches into the sculpture from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 26, and again 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, along with a Family Day workshop and party with creative birthday treats. April 27 workshops are from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Registration required for repair parties and family. Find full details about the events, and sign up to participate in repair party shifts or Stickworks Family Day, at

ART EXHIBIT — An exhibition of landscape paintings by Sheila Chugani Baumgardner, curated by cultural arts staff, is on display through the months of March and April in the Hillsboro Civic Center's Shirley Huffman Auditorium and adjacent gallery wall. The Civic Center is located at 150 E. Main St., and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Baumgardner paints whimsical acrylic landscapes inspired by the urban parks of Portland and the natural wonders of Oregon, and reflective of her cultural heritage and upbringing. The series of paintings on exhibit invites viewers to imagine they are relaxing on a couch at home while being immersed in the joy and beauty of the Oregon landscape. Born in India, Baumgardner spent most of her formative years in Japan and now lives in Portland. She cites as an inspiration the work of American painter Thomas McKnight, known for pop-influenced interiors framing views of brightly hued landscapes, including scenes of Kobe, Japan. Baumgardner strives to imbue her work with cheer, and her work reflects the style and joy of the cultures and places that have influenced her along the way.


OPEN MIC — Influence Music Hall at 135 S.E. Third Ave. in Hillsboro hosts its Friday open mic every Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Music, poetry and comedy are welcomed. Visit or call 503-701-6859 for more information.

JAZZ NITE — Pacific University presents Pacific University Spring Jazz Nite featuring the University Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar St., Forest Grove. $5 to $7. 503-352-2918.

FREE CONCERT — Forest Grove United Methodist Church is hosting Portland Chamber Music for a free neighborhood concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27. 1726 Cedar St., Forest Grove. Free. For more information, visit All ages welcome.

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 spot.

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

ANDEAN FOLK MUSIC — Aloha Community Library presents "Chayag," a concert of Andean folk music, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Alex Llumiquinga of Chayag returns with his family to share the sounds and influences of Andean folk music through a variety of instruments, costuming and dance. Free. Visit, 503-259-0185.

Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N. Adair 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

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 story time 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 Tuesday at 10 a.m., 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. For more information, call 503-647-5051.


SING OUT — Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "Rodger & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing," through Sunday, April 28. Thursday through Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m. Many of the most beloved, uplifting, and romantic songs in musical theatre history have one thing in common: the incomparable writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. "A Grand Night for Singing" collects over 30 treasured hits from Rodgers and Hammerstein shows such as "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music," "Carousel," "The King and I," and "Cinderella," and invites audiences to experience these classics anew through artful arrangements and clever interpretations. The venue is Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard. $25 to $48. Visit, 503-620-5262.

HONK! — STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents "HONK!" through Sunday, May 5. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. This award-winning adaptation of one of the world's most beloved fables, "The Ugly Duckling," is a heartwarming celebration of what makes each person special. The venue, HART Theatre, is located at 185 S.E. Washington St. in

Hillsboro. $12-$15. Visit

LEGALLY BLONDE — Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, presents "Legally Blonde The Musical." Directed by Luis Ventura, this fabulously fun, award-winning, action-packed musical, based on the beloved movie, explodes on the stage with dynamic dances and memorable songs featuring music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under). The box office is open on Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one hour before each performance. Shows run April 19 to May 5, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


PLANT SALE — The Tualatin Valley Garden Club will hold its 56th annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Washington County Fair Complex's east entrance at Northeast 34th Avenue and Cornell Road in Hillsboro. A selection of vegetables, particularly tomatoes and herbs, are available for home gardens. A variety of landscape plants, such as annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, and natives are also for sale. In addition, the sale features garden related materials and specialty plants. Free tool sharpening, limited to two tools. Numerous vendors will help customers on how to successfully grow vegetables, herbs, and enhance home landscapes. For more information, contact Joy Russ at 503-747-7767 or Dave Russell 503-648-4236.

DAIRY CREEK PLANT SALE — Shop for your spring gardening plant start needs at Dairy Creek Community Food Web's "Spring Up!" plant sale. Plants will be sold in two locations on Saturday, April 27, and one location on Sunday, April 28. Pacific University has invited DCCFW to be part of their Bees and Trees Earth Week celebration, so plants will be on sale near Marsh Hall on the west side of the Pacific University campus on Saturday only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plants for sale will include tomatoes, leafy greens, onions, cabbage, corn, broccoli, strawberries, herbs and more. The focus is on veggies, but in addition, there will be some flowering perennials, annuals and shrubs available. In addition, special veggie treasures are being donated by sponsors Gales Meadow Farm and Westwind Farm. Please plan to come early for the best selection. In addition, DCCFW volunteers will be selling plants at the Assembly of God Church, 1523 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. More information at Contact DCCFW with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GARDENFEST — The Washington County Master Gardeners Association's annual plant sale, Gardenfest, is held on Saturday April 27, from 8 a.m. to 2  p.m., at PCC Rock Creek Campus, at the Hoop House near Building 4, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. It is a five minute drive from the intersection of Hwy 26 and N.W. 185th Ave.

TREES — The Washington County Master Gardeners Association presents its event, "Tree Care: How to Plant a Tree" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, with presenter Elizabeth Price. Located at the WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Free to the public to attend.


BOOK DAY — Tigard Public Library presents "Children's Day Book Day with Ballet Folklórico" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Celebrate children, families and reading with crafts and a Ballet Folklórico performance. 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard. Free. Visit

BALLET — Ballet Fiesta, a nonprofit Hispanic dance company based in Hillsboro, performs traditional Mexican and Spanish dances in addition to more contemporary Hispanic dances. It will host a dance show at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Tickets are $5.

SHIVOHAM — Enjoy classical dance of India at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. This full-length Indian classical dance production will draw upon ancient and contemporary poetry in Sanskrit and English, with original choreography by Jayanthi Raman and legends of Kalakshetra. Raman uses traditional Indian dance vocabulary to convey thematic concepts. Dancers join as a collective force to create a unique experience for the audience with compelling contemporary choreography grounded in traditional dance. Performed by more than 30 dancers. PCC Rock Creek Forum Theater, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Free.

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