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VBS TAKES CHILDREN THROUGH THE FROZEN FRONTIER

TIGARD - Children from kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to trek North during Hall Boulevard Baptist Church's VBS program, Aug. 6-11.

'Arctic Edge: Where Adventure Meets Courage' is built around a trip to the Arctic and will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the church, 14145 S.W. Hall Blvd. The week will be full of Bible stories, crafts, music, snacks and recreation.

For registration information call Pastor Ruptak, 503-684-0804.

BEAVERTON CHRISTIAN ADDS SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE

BEAVERTON - Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., has added a Saturday night worship service in addition to the Sunday services at 9:15 and 11 a.m.

The service, called 'Saturday 601' because it starts at 6:01 p.m., is said to be slightly different than the Sunday morning services because it has a more casual atmosphere.

Families will worship together during the first part of the service, and then children up to fifth grade will be dismissed to their classes. Common Grounds, the church's coffee shop, will be open before and after the service and will feature live acoustic music.

BCC also just announced a free concert by fiddler David Klinkenberg at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8.

Klinkenberg, a fiddle player whose music has been played on radio stations all over the country, will be performing selections from his new CD 'Fiddle-levity.' From 'Jesus Loves Me,' to Raining at Sunset,' to 'The Calling,' Klinkenberg's new CD has been described by music critics as 'an emotional journey that deposits you on the other side a different person.' His styles vary from light jazz to high energy arrangements of hymns and worship songs, while his violin 'sings' up and down a large range on the instrument.

Childcare will be provided for children 5 and under, and food will be available for purchase between 6 and 8 p.m.

For more information on either of these events, call the church at 503-646-2151 or visit www.bcc.org.

VILLAGE BAPTIST CHURCH HOSTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW

BEAVERTON - Village Baptist Church, 330 S.W. Murray Blvd. in Beaverton, will be the site of a classic car cruise-in on Saturday, Aug. 5.

The show will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting Northwest Medical Teams and their Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The entry fee is $10 per car. Walk-ins and spectators are free.

All types of vehicles are welcome, including antiques, classics, motorcycles, muscle cars, street rods and customs. Event attendees will be able to wander among the cars parked in a grassy, shady area on the Village campus. There will also be a raffle, barbecue lunch ($5 per person) and awards for a number of different categories.

For more information or registration forms, contact Jennifer Yamashiro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 503-708-6139, or visit www.vbconline.org.

TUALATIN UMC PREPARES FOR ANNUAL GIANT GARAGE SALE

TUALATIN -Tualatin United Methodist Church, 20200 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., will host a giant garage sale the weekend of Aug. 4 and 5. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. It is open to everyone and should include hundreds of items of all kinds.

SOUTHWEST BIBLE CHURCH BRINGS BACK 'SUMMER NIGHTS' BEAVERTON - Sunday Summer Nights, a series of events that features live worship music, a message, personal stories and free snacks, will take place on July 30, Aug. 13, 20 and 27. The action begins each week at 6 p.m. at the church, 14605 S.W. Weir Road.

Some of the featured speakers and entertainment include David Klinkenberg, David Harsh, a classic car show, Luis Palau and a presentation by Jews for Jesus.

Southwest Bible Church started Sunday Summer Nights in 1997; since that time, hundreds of Murrayhill residents and neighbors have come out to enjoy the free entertainment.

For more information, call 503-524-7000.