Events and happenings this week in the western Washington County area and beyond.


MAGNOLIA FUN — The Springs at Tanasbourne sponsors two events at Magnolia Park this summer, 1810 N.W. 192nd Ave, Hillsboro. Free and open to the public. Aug. 10 — Bloco Alegria, Portland's Rio-style samba band. Aug. 24 — Chihuahua Desert, a country/folk band. Both performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

IT'S SHOWTIME — Showtime at Shute concert series continues on Thursday, Aug. 10, with Johnny Limbo & The Lugnuts, one of the Northwest's favorite classic oldies band, featuring music from the '50s and '60s. 6 p.m. Shute Park, Hillsboro. Free. On Aug 17: Kaloku & The Crew, island reggae with contemporary rock/funk/jazz.

FREE FLICK — See "Moana" at an outdoor movie on Friday, Aug. 11, at Harleman Park in Cornelius. Movie begins at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) Free. The Friends of Cornelius Library will sell water, soda and snacks.

TUNES — Willowtree plays at Harleman Park in Cornelius, 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug.13. Free.

MARKET — Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market happens Aug. 15, 5 to 8:30 p.m., downtown Hillsboro. Music, food, vendors activities. Featured artist: Cortney Benvenuto.

SPOKEN WORD — Storytelling Picnic features "Tales from the Outside In," with Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy stories on Hillsboro's Walters Cultural Arts Center lawn, 527 E. Main St. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Free.

GARLIC FEST — North Plain Elephant Garlic Festival has fun for all. Friday, Aug. 11, starting at noon. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, starting at 10 a.m. Music, food, vendors, parade, breakfast, garlic. Jessie Mays Community Park. More:

BOOK SALE — Friends of the North Plains Public Library Book Sale takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13, during the Elephant Garlic Festival, inside the Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

THEATER — Missoula Children's Theatre presents two performances of "Treasure Island," at 3 and 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Sherwood Center for the Arts. $5/all ages.

FARM DINNER — Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold a Farm Fresh Dinner on Friday, Aug. 18, 5 to 9 p.m. in the orchards at Denfeld Packing and Laurel Foods, 15445 S.W. Campbell Rd., Hillsboro. Tickets: $95 at

QUILTERS MEET — Westside Quilters Guild presents the 2017 UFO Contest on Monday, Aug. 21.Members have been busy the last few months completing their Unfinished Objects. All will be revealed at the August meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at Newlife Baptist Church, 3440 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Visitors welcome, no admission fee.


HISTORY — Return From the Tillamook Burn. Step back in time for a weekend of activities and displays representing the forest before, during and after the Tillamook Forest fires. Aug. 18-20. Free. Tillamook Forest Center, Highway 6. More:

UNCORKED — Get Uncorked Aug. 19, from 4 to 9 p.m. A wine, microbrew and food experience on Main Street Forest Grove, experience live music, vendors and tastings along Main Street. Tickets: $10.


AMERICAN LEGION — Aug. 11-13: Call to volunteer at the North Plains Elephant Garlic Fest.

VFW — Aug. 11: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Every Thursday: 5 p.m. dinner, $7. 310 S.W. Walnut St., Hillsboro.

DAV ­— Aug. 9: 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. meeting. 285 W. Main St., Hillsboro.


MASQUE ALFRESCO — Masque Alfresco presents three weekends of Moliere's "Tartuffe." Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13, 7 p.m., at Beaverton City Library Lawn; Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20, 7 p.m., at The Beaverton Round, 12600 S.W. Crescent St.; and Friday, through Sunday, Aug. 25-27, 6:30 p.m., at Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza.


Aloha Community Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road, 26A

ECLIPSE — Join Dr. Roy Torley to discuss solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, eclipses seen from the International Space Station, eclipse chasing, and our very own eclipse coming up. Attendees will receive a free solar eclipse viewer, while supplies last. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

SPITTIN' CONTEST — The annual Seed Spittin' Contest is here. Refresh with some watermelon, save your seeds, compete against others to see who can spit seeds the farthest. 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9.

MAT WRAPUP — Help finish Cornelius's community mat and prepare it for donation to a local homeless outreach center. 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

WRITERS WORKSHOP —  Free writing workshop with Writers in the Grove the second Saturday of every month for young people and adults.  For writers with all levels of experience. Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.

AMERICAN DREAM — The last in a three-part summer series dedicated to films about the immigrant experience in America, view "A Better Life," a 2011 drama about a gardener in East Los Angeles trying to keep his son away from gangs while giving him the opportunities in life he never had. Group discussion to follow the showing. Monday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m.

FAMILY MUSIC — Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band plays a special outdoor concert at Rogers Park (17th and Douglas) at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17. Free. All ages.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

PHOTO DISPLAY — Longtime Hillsboro Argus photographer Michal Thompson displays a retrospective of his 33 years at the newspaper. July and August. Upstairs gallery.

ICE CREAM — Do-It-Yourself ice cream for teens. Make your own ice cream (and eat it too). What new flavor will you create? Monday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.

Shute Park Library

775 S.E. Tenth Ave.

TRASHION — Recycle, reuse, re-wear. Transform recyclable materials into wearable art and show off your fashion creations at the runway show. Thursday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m.

SOLAR STORYTIME — Have fun learning about what will happen during the solar eclipse and snag your pair of eclipse viewing glasses. 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20.

ECLIPSE — Come view the Solar Eclipse. We will set up a viewing area in the library's plaza and have special viewing glasses for you. We will also have eclipse-related activities and a subject expert to answer your questions. Monday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

CARNIVAL — End of the summer reading carnival for children and their families. 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16. Free. All ages welcome. Balloon artists, cotton candy, face painting, a bounce house and Rojo the llama. Jessie Mays Community Center.

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