Take in a play, find a fun class, listen to some music. Plenty to do in February to chase away the winter doldrums.

COURTESY PHOTO - Open the Door for ThreeFEB. 1 Heritage: Celebrate African American history month by making art projects inspired by artist Alma Thomas. 4 p.m. Free. For children with an adullt. Shute Park Library, Hillsboro.

Film: Film: Classic Film Series — "The Music Man." 7 p.m. $3. All ages. Sherwood Center for the Arts.

FEB. 2 Music: Liz Vice sings soul, gospel, R&B. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

FEB. 3 Workshop: "Window Color Catchers." Beat the winter doldrums with colorful light filters. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 16+. Register online at Valley Art, Forest Grove.

FEB 3-4, 10-11 Theater: Beaverton Civic Theatre present "Curious George: The Golden Meatball." Showtimes 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 at Performances take place at Beaverton City Library Auditorium.

FEB. 6 Visual Art: Artist reception for Ellen Jerome (acrylic landscape paintings); Barbara Mason (abstract solarplate etched prints); and Christine Johnson (beach stone jewelry). 5-8 p.m. Free. Sequoia Gallery+Studios, Hillsboro.

Visual Art: First Tuesday gallery reception with live music, refreshments. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

FEB. 6, 13, 20, 27. Workshop: Learn Spanish thru the Arts. Bilingual songs, dances, skits, crafts and card games to learn and improve conversation skills. Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. To register call 503-617-6986 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hillsboro Community Senior Center.

FEB. 7 Workshop: How to Bring Stories to Life for Your Child. Tips and tricks to help kids — even babies — fall in love with stories. Registration required: 6:30 p.m. Free. Program for adults. Brookwood Library, Hillsboro.

Event: Trivia Night at Vertigo Brewing Hosted by one of Hillsboro Public Library's quizmaster librarians. 7 p.m. Free. Ages 21+. Vertigo Brewing, Hillsboro.

FEB. 7 and 14 Music: Join the Oregon Symphony and Hillsboro Library youth librarians featuring live music paired with stories. 10:15 a.m. Free. Ages 3-6. Brookwood Library, Hillsboro.

FEB. 9 Music: Irish trio Open the Door for Three in concert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 at Sherwood Center for the Arts.

FEB. 10 Music: Jim Malcolm in concert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 at Winona Grange, Tualatin.COURTESY PHOTO - Jim Malcolm

Visual Art: Artist receptions at Beaverton's Art On Broadway Gallery featuring a members' group show. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. More:

Heritage: Experience West African culture through music, stories and dance with Habiba Addo. 1 p.m. Free. Jessie Mays Community Center, North Plains.

FEB. 11 Music: Jazz with Basso à Deux. 2 p.m. Free. Tigard Public Library.

Event: Elephant and Piggie Party — make crafts, play games, listen to Elephant and Piggie stories. 3 p.m. Brookwood Library, Hillsboro.

Visual Art: Village Gallery of Arts hosts and artist's reception for February's artist, Barb Sedgewick, hand-embossed pewter. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Village Gallery of Arts, Portland.

FEB. 12 Heritage: Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration. 6:30 p.m. Free. Ages 16+. West Slope Community Library, Portland.

FEB. 13 Spoken Word: Open Poetry Night — Poets and lovers of poetry gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration and creative camaraderie. 7 p.m. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

FEB. 14 Workshop: "Clay Love." Play with clay at Valley Art. 6-8:30 p.m. Ages 7+.

Event: Anti-Valentine's Day Party — Love? Yuck! Games and activities to celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day. 6 p.m. Grades 8-12. Shute Park Library, Hillsboro.

FEB. 15 Craft: Artists gather to swap miniature trading cards. 6 p.m. North Plain Public Library.

FEB. 17 Workshop: "Forest Peace" with Susan Curington. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ages 18+. $60 + $15 materials fee. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

Workshop: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: "After Obama: Talking Race in America Today." Join writer and professor Kim Singletary in a conversation that asks us to consider the ways that we are reluctant to discuss race with family, friends and strangers. 3 p.m. Brookwood Library, Hillsboro.

FEB. 18 Literary Art: Writers' Mill. Join this hands-on, inspiring group that loves to write. 1 p.m. Ages 16+. Cedar Mill Library, Portland.

FEB. 20 Spoken Word: "What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization" with Jim Lommasson. 7 p.m. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

FEB. 21 Workshop: Animal law attorney Nicole Schaefer discusses how animal law affects all pet owners. Topics include veterinary malpractice, custody, animal abuse and estate planning. Free. Adults and older teens. Cedar Mill Library, Portland.

FEB. 22 Film: International Movie Night. 7 p.m. Abbey Creek Wine Tasting Room, North Plains. Free. 21 and over.

FEB. 23 Music: Tony Furtado in concert. Integrating American Roots music — bluegrass, Appalachian folk, Celtic, indie rock and blues —and his own progressive use of melody, rhythm and improvisation.7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 advance/$22 at the door. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

FEB. 25 Music: Ben Macy Trio. 2 p.m. Free. Tualatin Public Library.

FEB. 28 Film: "Hidden Figures." 5-7:30 p.m. Free. Tigard Public Library.

Film: "Apprentice" (Singapore). 6:15 p.m. Ages 18+. Cedar Mill Library, Portland.

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