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Also: Film screening explores race and winemaking; County museum receives five grants for education.

COURTESY: BEAVERTON CIVIC THEATRE - Beaverton Civic Theatre's "Curious George: The Golden Meatball" stars Sarah Omniski as Curious George and Daniel Wagner as The Man In The Yellow Hat.Curious George takes Civic Theatre stage

Beaverton Civic Theatre will present "Curious George: The Golden Meatball" next month.

The play tells the story of "All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day," a day George looks forward to every year. One year, the crowd of meatball lovers disappears, and it's up to George and his friend Chef Pisghetti to find them.

The show will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Feb. 3 through Feb. 11. at the Beaverton City Library. Tickets are just $5 for all ages, and can be purchased in advance at http://www.beavertoncivictheatre.org/.

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Film screening explores race and winemaking

Abbey Creek Vineyard, Oregon's first African American-owned winery, will host a film screening in honor of Black History Month from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22.

The series is presented as part of Local Story, a nomadic public program supported by the Washington County Museum to raise awareness about the dynamic people who contribute to the living history of this region.

The film, "Red, White and Black," tells the story of minority winemakers in Oregon. Filmmaker Bertony Faustin will present the film, and speak about his life and passion for wine.

Admission is free for Washington County Museum members; general admission is $10, and includes light appetizers. A cash bar will be available for wine purchase.

Abbey Creek Vineyard is located at 31441 N.W. Commercial St., North Plains. For tickets and more information, visit https://localstory-february-2018.brownpapertickets.com.

County museum receives five grants for education

The Washington County Museum recently received five grants, totaling $34,000, to support its educational and community programs. The grants include the following:

  • The Reser Family Foundation: $10,000 awarded to support the Museum's Field Trips programs. Additional funding of $10,000 is approved for 2019.

  • Oregon International Air Show: $5,000 awarded in support of the Free Family Mornings program.

  • Herbert A. Templeton Foundation: $5,000 to fund Mobile Museum scholarships.

  • Cultural Coalition

    of Washington County: $2,000

    to fund Mobile Museum scholarships.

  • The Judith and Edwin

    Cohen Foundation: $2,000 in support of the Crossroads Lecture series.

    Touching History Mobile Museums take the museum into classrooms. Using artifacts from the museum's collection, presenters demonstrate how the artifacts were used. Hands-on activities round out the program.

    Free Family Mornings focuses on hands-on activities connecting with a different theme each month, and occur teach second Saturday morning, ten months a year. Crossroads Lectures are talks for the adult audience, focused on contemporary subjects. 

    "We are honored to have the support of these organizations who genuinely care about educating children and who want to ignite a passion for local history in future generations," said Pamela Vorachek, the museum's executive director. "All five of the foundations required a competitive application and review process; their partnership with Washington County Museum will allow us to expand the love of history within our community."

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