Theater, library and tons of other events coming up this week in the western Washington County area and beyond.

Celso Machado plays at Portland Community College Rock Creek campus.THEATER

SUPERSTAR — Theatre in the Grove presents "Jesus Christ Superstar," through May 7. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and youth.


STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents "The Secret Garden," through May 7. Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and youth.

SENIOR THEATER— Northwest Senior Theatre presents a musical variety show of Academy Award winning songs, "The Winner is ..." May 17, 18, 19, 20; all shows at 2 p.m. at Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. General admission is $5.


CAMP 18 — The annual Camp 18 Logger's Memorial Dedication is set to take place Saturday, May 13, at the Camp 18 Logging Museum, at milepost 18 on Highway 26 in Elsie. Dedication starts at 10 a.m. followed by an auction and logging exhibition at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the auction will go to a fund to build a new building to house logging memorabilia, library and meeting room. The exhibition will feature a logging skills competition. Free and family friendly.


The Proud to be HSD Festival, a showcase of student creativity and talent, will take place Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Hillsboro in conjunction with the Farmers Market. Music performances, art, STEAM, mascots. Free. More:

BIKE CAMP — The Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition's week-long bicycle camps will be offered this summer in four locations: Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Beaverton and Tigard. The day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are taught by certified instructors who teach safe riding skills, rules of the road, route planning, map reading and basic bicycle maintenance. Dates and additional registration information can be found at


PCC CONCERT — Brazilian guitarist, composer, entertainer and multi—instrumentalist Celso Machado performs in a special free concert on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Portland Community College, Rock Creek campus. A $10 donation is welcomed. More:

PRESENTATION — Swallowtail Waldorf School hosts a presentation and question-and-answer with science and math teacher Wade Cavin about child development and how Waldorf education meets the needs of the growing child.  Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. Swallowtail Waldorf School,  460 S. Heather St., Cornelius.

HISTORIC FRIENDS — Friends of Historic Forest Grove will hold regular meetings on May 4 and 18 at the Old Train Station, 19th and Main in Forest Grove. The "Blathering Gatherings" start at 9:30 a.m. Open to the public.

FREE CONCERT — The Westside Community and Youth Orchestra presents a concert Friday, May 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Liberty HIgh School, 21945 N.W. Wagon Way, Hillsboro. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

SHRED IT — The Hillsboro Police Department will be hosting a shred event on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Hillsboro School District Office, 3083 N.E. 49th Place. Each person can bring three bankers boxes to shred. $5 suggestion donation, which will benefit the Hillsboro Schools Foundation.

HEALTH FAIR — A community health, resource and craft fair will take place Saturday, May 6, at the Inukai Family Boys and Girls Club, 560 S.E. Third Ave., in Hillsboro. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Infomation, screenings, resources, vendors, food.

BOOK SALE — Books, CDs, DVDs, large print, jigsaw puzzles and more at the two-day Friends of the Cornelius Library Book Sale. Thursday May 11, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The sale will be held at the Cornelius City Council Chambers, 1310 N. Adair St. Hardbound books $2, oversized paperbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents. Proceeds and donations are used to fund children's programs at the library, including weekly story times in English and Spanish, summer reading and fun activities for all ages.

STEM DAY — It's STEM celebration day at iSpark Toys, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 6. The event, with plenty of hands-on activities is free, and 10 percent of store sales goes to support the Beaverton High School robotics team. 925 N.E. Orenco Station Loop, Hillsboro.

MEDITATION — Join Hillsboro Community Senior Center and AgeCelebration to learn about the different approaches to meditation and practice together, Thursday May 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 SE Eighth Ave., or by phone at 503-615-1090.

GENEALOGY SOCIETY — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 13, at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Featured speaker Susan LeBlanc will talk about "Ancestry Tips and Tricks", for discovering relatives while exploring top genealogy websites. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-640-4431.

SHRED IT — The city of Forest Grove is hosting a document shred event at the Council and Ash Street parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Personal documents only. Contact the city with questions, 503-992-3234.


AMERICAN LEGION — May 6: Hamburger/hot dog night May 9: Monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. May 29: GAR Memorial at Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery, 11 a.m. 285 West Main St.

DISABLED VETS — May 10: Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. 285 West Main St.

VFW — May 12: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. May 29: Memorial Day Celebration, Hare Field, 1 p.m. Every Thursday: Dinner/social, 5 p.m., $7 donation. 310 West Walnut St.


Banks Public Library

42461 NW Market St.

STORYTIME — Storytime will teach ready-to-read skills. Designed for children ages 3 to 6, but younger siblings are welcome. Every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.

CRAFT NIGHT — Enjoy some quality crafting time at the library at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 10. Bring your favorite project and visit with other crafters.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

PRESCHOOL FUN — Join in every Friday at 10 a.m. for stories, rhymes and songs with professional storyteller Nancy Upton. All ages welcome. Enjoy guest storytellers on the first Friday of each month.

STEAM BOATS — Design and create a boat out of a variety of material. Find out which one will float. Which can hold cargo and how much? Program for ages 9 to 12. Wednesday, May 3, 4 p.m.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

TAI CHI/QIGONG — Get an intro to centuries-old, related mind and body practices. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and improve balance, stability and focus. Monday, May 8, at noon.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

BOOK SALE — The Friends of the Hillsboro Library semi-annual book sale runs through Sunday, May 7. More than 60,000 items to choose from including kid's books, cookbooks, mysteries, fiction, nonfiction, reference, large print, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and LPs.

EVERY THURSDAY — Enjoy regional folktales, Indian legends, and favorite picture book stories with Jacque Denton, storyteller extraordinaire. For families, children of all ages and everyone who loves listening to stories told in the oral tradition. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

FILM THURSDAY — Foreign and Independent Library Movies presents "Mustang" (France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 97min, PG-13) Thursday, May 11, 6 to 8:15 p.m. When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

FRIDAY FLICK — Free, family friendly movie at Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. Friday, May 5, 6 p.m. Popcorn served.

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