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Find fun live and virtual arts, music, education and entertainment for all ages on the west side.

Find fun live and virtual arts, music, education and entertainment for all ages on the west side.

Visual Arts

NIGHT OF THE MOON ART MARKET — The Chehalem Cultural Center hosts its first-ever outdoor art market 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. See selections by local artists and artisans selling their work by viewing the exhibit at the gallery and register to bid in the silent auction at chehalemculturalcenter.org/events.

SIDEWALK CHALK ART FESTIVAL — The Valley Art Association is doing a modified stay-at-home chalk art festival this year. Decorate your sidewalks or borrow a friend's. Valley Art will sell chalk online and offer a walk-up/pickup style distribution in September. The Sidewalk Chalk Art event will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, and you have the option to be on the public tour map. Buy your chalk at valleyart.org.

FEATURED ARTIST SHOW — Emily Mae Stevens is a textile painter, illustrator, designer and free-motion specialist. She enjoys illustrating and painting people and nature. Her Featured Artist showcase will display her textile artwork of birds through September during gallery hours at The Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 Saltzman, in Portland.

RICE MUSEUM OF ROCKS AND MINERALS — The museum is open by appointment. Visitors are required to follow all social distancing practices. Visit ricenorthwestmuseum.org for more information and to schedule an appointment. Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals, 26385 N.W. Groveland Drive in Hillsboro, 503-647-2418.

COLOR CORNELIUS CHALK ART — Sponsored by Cornelius High School YAC (Youth Advisory Council) Saturday, Sept. 12.  Residents will submit chalk art drawings of what they think represents Cornelius. They can use one or more panels of their sidewalks in front of their homes and can even submit larger drawings on their driveways. The pictures must be submitted to the city by 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, participants can pick up a drawing kit at Cornelius City Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 11. The free kit includes colored chalk, two battery-powered votive candles and bags to highlight the homeowners' participation, a real estate-size sign and wire stake to promote the contest, and rules/information sheet.

FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION — A Framer's Touch hosts a solo fall art exhibit featuring the paintings of local artist Gayle Piedmont, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 17, during business hours at A Framer's Touch, 1921 21st Ave., Suite A, in Forest Grove. Piedmont has lived in Gaston for almost 40 years. She and her husband transformed their 2-acre property into the mature garden it is today. She recently moved back to a home studio after a stint at Sequoia Gallery. If the weather is good, she gardens. In the winter, she paints.

SHERWOOD FALL ART WALK — The Sherwood Center for the Arts, Sherwood Main Street and participating businesses present the Fall Art Walk in downtown Sherwood 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. At each of the Art Walk stops throughout six Old Town Sherwood blocks, participants will get to view local art, chat with artists, participate in interactive activities, listen to live music, enjoy food and beverages from Old Town locations, and can purchase artwork. Pick up a map of the route at any participating business or online the day of the event. Visit sherwoodcenterforthearts.org for more information.

Theater, Music & Dance

DRUM CIRCLE — Bring your own drum to this circle 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept 12, hosted by Upstairs Yoga, 2038 Pacific Ave., Suite A, in Forest Grove. Sign up at upstairsyogacafe.com/classes-and-schedules.

MILWAUKIE PORCHFEST — While the pandemic prevents traditional summer concerts, the Milwaukie Arts Committee is inviting all Milwaukie residents to participate in Porchfest and create music, or otherwise perform, on their front porches, driveways or stoops. If you aren't a performer, please enjoy the sights and sounds by walking or biking the community. Youth performers, singers, dancers, bagpipers, guitar players, etc. are all encouraged to fill Milwaukie with performance art 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Visit milwaukieporchfest.com for a map of performances.

TOM HOLLAND OF NERVOUS JENNY — Tight and urgent Portland indie rock performed outside 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Pat's Corner at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Free, all ages welcome. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave, In Forest Grove.

Classes and Workshops

ENGAGING YOUR AUDIENCE VIRTUALLY — Webinar hosted by the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, via Zoom. Cut through the noise and get people to engage with your programs, participate in calls to action, and donate to advance your mission. Engaging Your Audience Virtually will cover strategies for increasing engagement, metrics to track your progress, and real-world examples of organizations with outstanding online campaigns. Co-presented with Portland Opera. Go to tinyurl.com/CreativeImpactWorkshops to register. This webinar is free to attend, but a $10 RSVP fee is required to reserve a spot. RSVP fee will be refunded upon attendance.

FRI-DATE NIGHT — Creative time for the kids while parents go out or have a peaceful night at home from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Valley Art in Forest Grove. Cost is $30 for children ages 8 and older. Please only register if your child can wear a mask/facial covering for the duration of the class. Creators experiment with various techniques and mediums after a brief introduction lesson. Make sure they've had dinner before arriving; we won't be removing masks for snacks, but may step out front for drinks. Register by noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, at artingales.org. Valley Art, 2022 Main St., Forest Grove.

NATURE JOURNALING WITH WATERCOLOR — Elizabeth Higgins teaches this workshop from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Students will be guided through various drawing, painting and journaling techniques as they observe real flowers and plants provided by the instructor. No experience is necessary for this fun and relaxing workshop. Masks required. Cost is $65 per person. Register online at villagegalleryarts.org/classes.

ACRYLIC PAINTING STUDIO — Valley Art hosts an Acrylic Painting Studio with April Hoff, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept 14-Oct. 26. Paint independently or listen to the short beginning presentation, which may cover various acrylic painting techniques, fundamentals of composition, perspective, color theory, etc. Instructor feedback available anytime, or just enjoy the inspirational energy of artists creating in one room. All painting levels welcome, ages 13 and older, $20 with own materials, $30 with 72-hour prepayment required if you need paint and canvas. Register at artingales.org/calendar.

SOURDOUGH BREAD BAKING — Instructor Jordan Johnson will teach a "no-knead" method for bread-making from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Never use a mixer or spend time kneading the dough. Jordan will teach how to maintain a sourdough starter, know when it's ready to mix into the dough, when its ready to shape, preshaping and final shaping, and how to bake it for the best results. Learn everything you need to make excellent and healthy sourdough bread and leave with a loaf to bake at home. All materials will be included for this $50 class. Register at collectivekitchen.net. Collective Market, 173 N.E. Third St., in Hillsboro.

WATERCOLOR FLOWERS CLASS — Virtual online watercolor workshop via Zoom, from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Catherine Bede will walk you through the steps to create easy and fun flower paintings by breaking them down into simple shapes and using basic watercolor techniques. Cost is $25 per person. Register at catherinebededgallery.com/classes. The link to live Zoom class and supply list will be sent by email, prior to online class, from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Events

WELCOMING WEEK IN BEAVERTON — "Creating Home Together" is the theme for the sixth annual event bringing together immigrants, refugees and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Beaverton is proud to partner with eight community organizations through grants to support virtual and in-person opportunities for cultural exchange. Events will include storytelling, music and cultural celebrations, dance and cooking workshops, small business support and more. Visit BeavertonOregon.gov/welcomingweek for details and full schedule of events.

TILLAMOOK FORESTRY CENTER VIRTUAL PROGRAMS — Although the Forestry Center is closed, interpreters have been busy creating online programs for you to enjoy at home. Find out who's hooting and hunting in the Tillamook State Forest in a virtual interpretive program all about owls, from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Register to attend this live program via Zoom and watch it from the comfort of your own home at odf.zoom.us.

BEACH AND RIVERSIDE CLEANUP — Register for SOLVE's annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup, happening Saturday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Oct. 4. This statewide volunteer event includes beach cleanups, inland cleanups and habitat restoration events, all of which keep Oregon's watersheds clean and healthy. To sign up for the Beach and Riverside Cleanup or lead a project of your own, please visit solveoregon.org. Volunteers are welcome to browse a list of projects and sign up for a project near them.  

SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL — The second annual Sunflower Festival is going on from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through Sept. 20 at Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm, 11435 N.W. Old Cornelius Pass Road in Portland. Wander the paths through the 2 acres of sunflowers, take photos of more than 15 varieties of flowers, marvel at the giant sunflowers, visit the animals and take home one sunflower of your choosing. All paths are 6 feet wide, and national, state and local guidance on best practices are followed. Presale tickets are $12 and are limited by timed entry to facilitate social distancing. The last tickets of each day are for 3 p.m. in order to give everyone a full two hours to explore and marvel in the beauty of these flowers.

2020 GOLF SCRAMBLE — The annual Hillsboro Chamber event sponsored by Heritage Bank Putting Green and Driving Range opens at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Shotgun start at noon at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. The organizers anticipate being in Phase 2 of the governor's reopening plan and will be following all COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees. Tournament will be modified if we remain in Phase 1. Register at hillsborochamberor.com.

FALL HARVEST PUMPKIN PATCH — Wander the pumpkin patch and corn maze with over 15 varieties of pumpkins and gourds, cornstalks and more noon-6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekends Friday, Sept. 11-Saturday, Oct. 31, at Lee Farms. $10 general admission. Prepurchase your time slot to visit the pumpkin patch this year at leefarms.ticketspice.com/2020-lee-farms-fall-harvest. Lee Farms, 21975 S.W. 65th Ave. in Tualatin.

VIRTUAL WAKE UP HILLSBORO — The Reserve Golf Club hosts the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce event from 8-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11. This event is free and open to all Hillsboro chamber members and those seeking to learn more about joining the Hillsboro chamber. RSVP is required to get the meeting login information. Register at hillsborochamberor.com/events/WakeUp.


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