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COURTESY PHOTO - Experience Theatre Project presents "The Westside Shakespeare Festival" from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28; noon-9 p.m. Saturday, June 29,  and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, on the Beaverton Library lawn.

Visual Arts

JULY ARTISTS — July featured artists at Sequoia Gallery + Studios are Victoria Shepard and Gayle Pedemonte. First Tuesday opening Reception 5-8 p.m. July 2. Sequoia Gallery + Studios 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401, www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

JULY EXHIBIT — July featured artists at Valley Art Gallery are Laura Hopper, Jean Gale and Janis Childs. Meet the artists from 2-4 p.m. July 14. Valley Art Gallery 2022 Main St., Forest Grove, 503-357-3703, www.valleyart.org

PUBLIC ART — City of Hillsboro Public Art is celebrating a new public artwork piece for AmberGlen Park. In June and July, artist Dann Nardi will be on site constructing "Elemental Sequence," mixing small batches of custom-tinted concrete to layer into wooden forms. AmberGlen Park, 20025 Gibbs Drive, Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt

ART WALK — The Hillsboro Tuesday Art Walk 5-8 p.m. July 2. Downtown Hillsboro. Downtown businesses come together to celebrate arts and culture in the community. Free.

Classes

QUILTING STUDIO — This ongoing class, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays at Valley Art, may be joined at any time. All levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcome. This is the time to do your own work, get expert advice on a special project, and meet with other local quilters. Join the fun! Register in person at the gallery on Friday. Cost is $28/year for Valley Art members and $43/year for nonmembers. Valley Art Gallery 2022 Main St., Forest Grove, 503-357-3703, www.valleyart.org

FAMILY ART NIGHT — Create something special — individually or as a family — with clay, paint, collage and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Walters Cultural Arts Center; 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. $5 each, under 3 are free. hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters. For all ages.

Theater

"INTO THE WOODS" — Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "Into the Woods." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through June 30. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Tickets are $30-$50 for adults; ages 19-35, $25; ages 6-18, $20. Visit broadwayrose.org or call 503-620-5262. Appropriate for age 6 and up.

"COMEDY OF ERRORS" — Experience Theatre Project presents "The Westside Shakespeare Festival" from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28; noon-9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, on the Beaverton Library lawn. Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton's only professional immersive theater company, is proud to announce the inaugural Westside Shakespeare Festival, an all-ages, three-day immersive free celebration. The event features a collaboration of local theater groups, nonprofits and art educators that will immerse attendees in all things Shakespeare. The festival's highlight is a production of one of Shakespeare's funniest plays, "The Comedy of Errors." The play also will be featured entertainment for The Queen's Feast, an authentic 1591, five-course royal dinner on June 29. Tickets on sale now. "The Comedy of Errors" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 28-29, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30. It also will stage at select west-side wineries through July (dates, times and locations to be determined). Beaverton Public Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. Visit experiencetheatreproject.org.

Music

CABARET — Bag&Baggage Productions presents "Cabaret Variété: Sizzling Summertime Revue" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at The Vault. The partnership between Bag & Baggage and Narcissa Productions brings a rotating cast of dance, burlesque and performance acts for ages 21 and older. The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro. $21. Visit bagnbaggage.org or call 503-345-9590.

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

Library Activities

CULTURAL PASS — The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) offers two new venues in the Cultural Pass to Adventure program this summer — the World of Speed Motorsports Museum in Wilsonville and access to 25 Oregon state parks. These venues join the roster of 10 cultural destinations available for online reservation with a WCCLS library card, including Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals and six others. Reserve online at www.wccls.org/culturalpass

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 from 6-8 p.m. Mondays or call 503-259-0185 to reserve a spot.

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

Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N. Adair St.

MAD SCIENCE — This event has been engineered to review the principles of space travel, with an emphasis on the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first human on the Moon during NASA's Apollo 11 mission. It also highlights the Apollo mission spinoffs that Earthlings have gained from research into space exploration. 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3-6 takes place at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Younger siblings are welcome. Come to the library for fun with books, stories and songs.

COMPUTER CLASS — Would you like to learn or improve your computer skills? We will learn Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as managing email and how to safely browse the internet. This class is for those 18 and older. Registration is required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Forest Grove Public Library, 2114 Pacific Ave.

SPANISH STORYTIME —The library offers children's storytimes in Spanish from noon-12:45 p.m. Saturdays. The public is invited to spend the hour listening to stories and singing songs with the whole family. The storytime 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 from 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of every month. For all experience levels. 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, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Thursdays. Registration is required, call 503-615-6500.

CHESS CLUB — Monthly chess club group for ages 9-12 meets at 4 p.m. Fridays; chess boards provided.

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

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

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

Other Events

KILLER BIRDS — Head to the Tillamook Forest Center to learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills, including how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 30, at Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook; 866-930-4646 or visit tillamookforestcenter.org.

BOOK ARTS — Focus on Book Arts Faculty/Staff Exhibit is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, through June 29. The exhibit is a chance to see the creativity of local and national artists. Pacific University Library, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove. Free. Visit focusonbookarts.org/faculty-staff-show.

L.E.S.T.A. — Learn English/Spanish Thru the Arts presents "Spanish Thru the Arts" with a free demo class Tuesday, June 24, and four-week Tuesday workshop series from July 2-23. All events run from 1:30-3 p.m. Bilingual songs, skits, dances, card games and crafts are geared toward learning, improving and practicing Spanish. No previous Spanish language experience required. Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro. For all four workshops: senior resident, $40; adult resident, $50; senior nonresident, $60; adult nonresident, $75. Call to register at 503-615-1090. Visit lesta.net or call 503-617-6986. Must be over 18.

BOOK ARTS TRADE SHOW — Focus on Book Arts presents an arts trade show. Visit vendors from across the nation who are selling bookbinding supplies, tools, artwork, books and other art-related items 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, June 28, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Pacific University's Scott Hall, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove. Free. Visit focusonbookarts.org/trade-show-2019 for more information.

DOGGIE DAY — Plum Hill Vineyards, presents its free "Doggie Day" 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 29. This dog friendly event has local dog-themed vendors, lots of fun activities and food. Plum Hill Vineyards, 6505 S.W. Old Highway 47, Gaston. Call 503-359-4706; ages 21 and over to drink.

PIXAR AT OMSI — "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 3-13), 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 omsi.edu, via phone at 503-797-4000 or in person at the museum.

¡COMPRA TU BOLETO AHORA! — Join the Hillsboro Chamber Conectate group at the Hillsboro Hops' first Chavo del Ocho night, a multigenerational Latinx family comedy show, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Ron Tonkin Stadium. The Hillsboro Hops will transform into Los Soñadores de Hillsboro for this special night. Connect with local Latinx entrepreneurs, enjoy field activities, and food from Whabii, El Chino Taqueria and Seafood, live music by La Vanda, and post-game fireworks. Parking is $5 per vehicle. 272 S.W. Baseline St., Hillsboro. For ticket information and details, visit https://www.milb.com/hillsboro/tickets/promotions

FLASH JOURNALING — Primrose & Tumbleweeds hosts a flash journaling workshop from 5-7 p.m. July 2 during the Hillsboro Tuesday Art Walk. Flash journaling teaches how to connect with your muse during quick pauses in your busy life. Using a few simple supplies, you can touch base with your creative spirit in as little as 10 minutes. $10 online or at the door. Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E. Main Street, Hillsboro.


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