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by: Chase Allgood Young Hunter Knights enjoys a lollipop after a haircut Tuesday while seated in a new custom-made chair at Head Hunters Salon in Forest Grove. A pink jalopy, a John Deere tractor, an airplane and a fire engine, set on lifts in the “garage” portion of the business on Pacific Avenue, make getting a trim more fun for kids and their parents, said Elaine Cummings, owner of the salon.

Food Web hosts showing of movie 'FRESH'

A community screening of 'FRESH,' the movie, a film by Ana Sofia Joanes, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Forest Grove Grange, 1917 B St.

This is the second program in the Food Film Festival sponsored by the Dairy Creek Community Food Web to promote awareness of issues and encourage involvement in our local food community in western Washington County, said Robin Lindsley of the Food Web.

After the screening, a local food activist will lead a discussion to connect the film to our local community situation.

Astronaut speaks Thursday at Cornell Estates

As part of Cornell Estates Educational lecture series, the public is invited to hear astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar on Thursday, July 21 at 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Dunbar recently retired as president and CEO of the Museum of Flight and as executive director of Wings Over Washington, an affiliate organization of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash. Prior to that, Dunbar retired from NASA's Johnson Space Center in 2005, where she had a 27 year career as a space flight controller, an astronaut and a member of the senior executive service.

She grew up in the Yakima Valley of Washington state on a cattle ranch homesteaded by her parents in 1948.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Cornell Estates is located at 1005 NE 17th Ave., Hillsboro. Seating is limited, so call 503-640-2884 to reserve your spot.

Fair hosts barn dance

Put on your overalls and boots and head to the Washington County Fair Complex on Friday, July 29.

Shake a leg to 'Contra' style dance movements, the precursor to modern square dancing, as two live bands and a dance caller entertain you starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to all ages. No dancing experience is required. Additional information is available at www.faircomplex.com.

Group gets $10K from Intel

The Vernonia Volunteer Ambulance Association has received $10,000 from Intel Corp. through its Intel Involved Matching Grant program, which makes a $10 contribution for every hour of reported volunteer time by an Intel employee.

Loren Loomis, Mike Demeter and Tom Moss of Intel all volunteer with the VVAA, which recorded 1,188 hours of volunteer time by the three employees. The funds will help fund the association's purchase of communication equipment for its volunteers, said VVAA president Jeff Mathia.

Donations needed for Forest Grove gift basket

The Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce is once again seeking items to include in a Forest Grove gift basket for the annual Oregon Mayors' Association conference.

Mayor Pete Truax will travel to Madras the first week of August to represent Forest Grove at the meeting. Contact the Chamber office, 503-357-3006, or drop your items off there (2417 Pacific Avenue) to be included in the basket.

The baskets provided by cities throughout the state will be auctioned off at the conference, with proceeds donated to a local organization or cause.

'Cut-A-Thon' benefits Family Resource Center

Bliss! Hair Studio will sponsor a Cut-A-Thon haircut fundraiser on Aug. 14.

The event will benefit the Forest Grove School District's Family Resource Center, said Tracey Weaver of the salon.

Bliss! is located at the corner of Douglas Street and Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. Call 503-357-3300 for more information.

'Meet the Artist' extends Forest Grove series July 29

The next Forest Grove Public Arts Commission 'Meet the Artist' event will be held on Friday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m.

The seventh in a series of events to promote the arts in Forest Grove, this month's get-together features the work of Fran Richards and will be hosted by Laura and Jerry Frye.

Seating is limited for the wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, so make your reservations now. Contact Linda Taylor, 503-359-4690 for more information.

Notary Public seminar coming to town

The Oregon Secretary of State's office has announced a new series of free Notary Public education seminars, scheduled for various locations throughout the state.

A seminar will be held in the Forest Grove Community Auditorium on Aug. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more details or to register for the Forest Grove event, visit http://www.notsem.sos.state.or.us/.