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PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Read to the Dogs program at Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

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.

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.


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

OIL & ACRYLIC CLASSES — Meets 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.

WORKSHOP — Local artist Ed Labadie coordinates a Sketching and Painting workshop 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 9-10, at L. L. Stub Stewart State Park, 33 miles northwest of Portland in Buxton. Adult artists of all skill levels and mediums are welcome to join in, learn valuable lessons, and enjoy the companionship of others. Cabins are available, or artists may arrange their own accommodations. Registration and complete information are at

ROSE CARE — "How to Grow and Care for Roses" presented by Rich Baer, former president of the Portland Rose Society, is from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Griffith Park Building, Room 330, 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive in Beaverton. Sponsored by the Washington County Master Gardeners Association. No registration needed, free parking, free event.


NW SENIOR THEATRE — Monthly Musicals, sponsored by King City Civic Association and West Coast Bank performed by talented seniors, led by King City's Ray Beyer, from the greater Portland area. Performance is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the KCCA Clubhouse. Up this month are songs from the American Standard Collection, as well as a preview of the upcoming holiday show, which will be held at Alpenrose Dairy Nov. 14-17. Audience sing-alongs are encouraged. KCCA Clubhouse is at 15245 S.W. 116th Ave. in Portland; www.nwseniortheatre. 

"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.

"REUNION" — HART presents a dark comic drama exploring the risks and pleasures of revisiting the past. It examines the precariousness of male identity and reveals the dangerous aspects of male bonding. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 6-22 at the Hart Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St., Hillsboro. Adults $16, seniors $14, student/children $12; 503-693-7815;


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.

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.

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.

CONCERT IN THE PARK — Listen to the Hillsboro Symphony Jazz Band from 6:30-8:30 p.m.,Friday, Aug. 23, at Jessie Mays Park in North Plains. Momma's Grub food truck sells tacos and mac 'n cheese so spread out a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a summer evening in the park. Jessie Mays Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest Street, North Plains.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

FAMILY FEST — Designed to recognize the importance of family and also serve as a showcase for citizen and neighborhood organizations, diverse cultures and traditions, the City of Tigard's Family Fest takes place from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Including a fun run ($5), eighth annual street fair and fourth annual Latino Festival. All ages. Free. Visit

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.

BEACH & RIVERSIDE CLEANUP — Join thousands of Oregonians this September for SOLVE's annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (exact project times and dates may vary) Saturday, Sept. 21, at more than 100 restoration and cleanup project sites across the state, including 45 coastal beaches. Volunteers will help remove invasive plants, restore natural spaces, and clean up litter from hundreds of miles of coastline, rivers and city streets before fall rains wash it into storm drains, waterways and out to sea. Volunteers are encouraged to make this event more sustainable by bringing their own work or gardening gloves and cleanup buckets or reusable bags. Visit or call SOLVE at 503-844-9571 to find out more and sign up.

Movies in Parks

BEAVERTON— Watch 2019's "Captain Marvel" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Beaverton City Park, Southwest Fifth Avenue and Hall Boulevard. See the free outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk. Food and bverages 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 allowed.

CORNELIUS — Come see "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" at dusk on Friday, Aug. 23, at Harleman Park, at the corner of 10th Avenue and Heather Street. Cornelius is known as "Oregon's Family Town" and sponsors these events to give families an opportunity to participate in events locally and spend time together without having to travel too far. Free for all ages.

HILLSBORO — Watch "Mary Poppins Returns" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Orenco Woods Nature Park, 7100 N.E. Birch St., in Hillsboro. 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 for all ages.

SHERWOOD — "Mary Poppins Returns" will be screened at dusk Friday, Aug. 23, at Stella Olsen Park. Grab your blankets, picnics and friends and get ready for an unforgettable time. All movies are free and open to the public, and will begin at dusk (between 8-8:30 p.m.). Concessions will be available for purchase. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed in the park. Pets are permitted, provided they are on a leash. Stella Olsen Park, 22256 S.W. Washington St.

TIGARD — See "Incredibles 2" at dusk Saturday, Aug. 24, at Metzger Elementary Park. Come early to hang out with Tigard Park & Rec to play games for added fun. Remember to bring: blankets, lawn chairs, flashlights and friends. Metzger Elementary Park, 10350 Lincoln St.

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