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COURTESY PHOTO - Sequoia Gallery + Studios will be hosting its First Tuesday Opening Reception on August 6 from 5-8 p.m. Find fun, arts, music, education and entertainment for all ages in Washington County.

Visual Arts

AUGUST ARTISTS — Celebrating July/August artists Koka Filipovic, Terry Knaap and book artists Patricia Edmonds and Jeanne Levy. Valley Art, 2022 Main St., Forest Grove. Free. valleyart.org

AUGUST ARTISTS — Anne Ferguson and Janis Childs from 10 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 30, at the Sequoia Gallery + Studios. Ferguson will explore the topic of nudity in art. Janis Childs brings beauty to practical objects we can use in our everyday lives. Sequoia Gallery + Studios is a nonprofit, community-centric organization offering events, educational programs, working artists, studios and an art gallery. Sequoia Gallery + Studios; 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro. 503-693-0401. sequoiagallerystudios.org

Classes

ACRYLIC PAINTING STUDIO — Meets from 12:45-2:15 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 19, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, and Sept. 16, at Valley Art, 2022 Main St., Forest Grove. In this six-week studio series, students will learn various acrylic painting techniques, fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory. $120. artingales.org/classes.

OIL & ACRYLIC CLASSES — Meets 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, and Aug. 28, at Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro. Royce Kugler will work with students individually, guiding them in composition, color selection and application while they work on their independent projects. Beginners to advanced. To register, contact Kugler directly at 503-649-3969. sequoiagallerystudios.org

SUMMER THEATER — Beaverton Civic Theatre presents its Summer Class Sampler Series with "Stage Combat" from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at The Playhouse, a division of Beaverton Civic Theatre, 3205 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 51, Beaverton. Single classes, $15; mix-and-match three classes, $40; mix-and-match five classes, $50. For adults. beavertoncivictheatre.org/playhouse

Theater

"FOOTLOOSE" — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "Footloose" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Sept. 1. At Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Celebrate the spirit and optimism of young people fighting for change backed by a soundtrack of 1980s pop anthems in this stage adaptation of the hit film. Adults $30-$50; ages 19-35 $25; ages 6-18 $20. broadwayrose.org

"CINDERELLA" — Broadway Rose Theatre Company will produce "Cinderella," a children's musical production, running Aug. 14 to Aug. 17, and again Aug. 24 to Aug. 27. Performances held at The New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Adults $12; those younger than 17, $10. broadwayrose.org

"ANNA'S MOTHER" — HART presents "Anna's Mother" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 15-17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at HART, 185 S.E. Washington St., in Hillsboro. Veronica receives news her eldest daughter, Anna, has died while on duty as a firefighter. The media picks up the story, and soon Veronica is thrust into the national spotlight as the mother of a hero. After a year speaking to groups and becoming a sort of celebrity, Veronica must come to terms with whether her choice to honor her daughter was based on love or something more self-serving. Adults $16; seniors (60+) $14; students/children $12. 503-693-7815. hart-theatre.org

Music

OPEN MIC — Influence Music Hall, 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. Call 503-701-6859 for details. influencemusichall.org

FOOD TRUCK CONCERT — Food Truck Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 30 at Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza in Hillsboro. Lunchgoers can purchase food truck fare while listening to free live entertainment from noon-1 p.m. Plaza games like megasize chess, Jenga, Connect Four and cornhole also will be available. Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Free for all ages. hillsboro-oregon.gov/summerfun

MUSIC ON THE GREEN — Woody Hite Big Band featuring Rebecca Kilgore from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Stella Olsen Park in Old Town Sherwood. Music on the Green is a family-oriented concert series that is held Wednesday evenings in August. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Stella Olsen Park, Sherwood. Free. musiconthegreen.net

Literary Arts

Library Activities

CULTURAL PASS — The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is excited to offer two new venues in the Cultural Pass to Adventure program — 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. 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.

Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St.

SUMMER READING PARTY — From noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, on the library south lawn for lawn games and a cool treat. Free. Ages 2-12, with family.

TODDLER STORYTIME — Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime 10:15-10:45 Wednesdays in the Storytime room, including books, action songs, rhymes, flannel-board stories and other fun activities that encourage a love of reading. There also is a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime. For toddlers ages 2-3. Limited to the first 50 people.

Cedar Mill Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road

READ TO THE DOGS — School-age children who are beginning or struggling readers can develop their skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment while reading to a therapy dog 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. To register, drop by or call 503-644-0043, ext. 112. Due to the popularity of this program, we ask that you please sign up for a maximum of two 30-minute sessions per quarter.

SUMMER READING PARTY — Summer Reading is coming to an end, and the library wants to celebrate all its out-of-this-world readers. 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 23. Pick up your prizes, make intergalactic crafts and take spacey photos. All ages.

Cornelius Public Library,1370 N. Adair St.

TEA, COOKIES AND FLOWERS — Join us in this bilingual, fresh, fun, flower-full program at 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Enjoy ice tea, cookies and the beauty of flowers while making flower arrangements.

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, songs and rhymes.

COMPUTER CLASS — Would you like to learn or improve your computer skills? 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.

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 with chessboards 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.

Murray Scholls Branch Library,11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102

FAMILY STORYTIME —This storytime is open to all ages and can be enjoyed by the entire family. 10:15-11 a.m. Fridays. Each week, we will share books featuring characters from popular series. We will also share fingerplays and action rhymes, and move to music. Storytime always concludes with a simple and fun craft that goes with the day's theme.

BABY PLAYGROUP — A playgroup for babies ages 12 months and younger and their caregivers 10:15-11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Join us for toys and socialization.

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.

Sherwood Public Library, 22560 S.W. Pine St.

TWOS TOGETHER — Children ages 24-36 months will grow in literacy through books, music, action-rhymes, and more 10:15-1:05 a.m. Tuesdays. After storytime, stay and play.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Interactive reading, rhymes, music and movement for developing early literacy skills at 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, followed by socialization and play for growing preschoolers ages 3-5.

Tigard Public Library, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

PLAY & LEARN — Explore and learn with imaginative play. 10:45 a.m.-noon Thursdays in the Puett Room. Stop by for open-ended exploration with toys and simple materials for learning, discovery and fun. Newborns through age 6.

¡CANTOS! ¡CUENTOS! ¡JUEGOS! / SONGS! STORIES! GAMES! — 10:15-10:45 a.m. Los Miercoles/Wednesdays in the Puett Room. Únanse a nosotros para canciones, libros y juegos en inglés y en español. Join in for songs, books and playtime in English and Spanish. Para niños de 0-6 años. Ages 0-6 years.

Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

FAMILY STORYTIME — Bring your whole crew to this festival of great books, rhymes and great songs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. All ages. 

FROM THE MOON TO MARS — Learn about the hardships past, current and future astronauts will have to overcome for a mission to Mars in this all-ages library event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Jason-Flor Sisante, solar system ambassador, will be presenting.

Other Events

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 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.

KILLER BIRDS —Think birding is a walk in the park? At 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook; 866-930-4646. tillamookforestcenter.org

PIX IN THE PARK — See "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro. Catch a family movie at a different park each week. Arrive at 7:30 p.m. for preshow live music and popcorn. The movie begins at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). Bring a blanket and stretch out in front of the big screen. Free. All ages. Hillsboro-oregon.gov/summerfun

"E.T." — The City of Cornelius is offering free multiple family events this summer. Come see "E.T." at dusk on Friday, Aug. 16, at Harleman Park, at the corner of 10th Avenue and Heather Street in Cornelius. Free. All ages.

SUMMER SIZZLE — Gaston Christian Church's annual community event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Brown Park in Gaston. Bounce houses, free food and live music are just some of the things available at the annual Summer Sizzle. Brown Park, 105-113 S.W. Gaston Road, Gaston. Free. All ages.

REUNION — The Forest Grove High School Class of 1969 50th Class Reunion will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Prime Time Sports Bar, 4450 Pacific Ave., for the alumni no-host bar and dinner and 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Forest Hills Country Club, 36260 Tongue Lane, in Cornelius, for dinner. Contact Irene Haney-Baker for details, 503-359-8410.

FLICKS BY THE FOUNTAIN — See 2019's "Captain Marvel" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Beaverton City Park, Southwest Fifth Avenue and Hall Boulevard. A free outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk. Food and drink will be available for purchase, though you also may bring your own food and beverages. Low-back chairs and blankets are recommended (elevated chairs and high-back chairs will be allowed, but people with these items will be asked to locate them in designated areas). No outside alcohol is permitted.


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