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May 4

Preservation Classes * The Historic Landmarks Board Offers Community Classes for Preservation Month. In honor of the month-long campaign celebrating historic preservation, Forest Grove's Historic Landmarks Board will host a three-session series highlighting Forest Grove's unique history. Mary Jo Morelli of Sojourn Forest Grove and co-author of "Images of America Forest Grove" will present the 2016 series titled Forest Grove Over Time. The series will begin Wednesday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Auditorium, 1914 Main St. May 11 and 25, a walking tour for class participants is also included in the $10 registration fee. Register early by sending payment to Senior Planner James Reitz at City Hall, PO Box 326, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 or in person at 1924 Council St. He can also be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-992-3233.

May 5-29

Theater * Bag&Baggage Productions presents Jane Austen's "Emma." Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Adapted by Michael Fry, the show will be an Oregon premiere In celebration of the bicentenary of the novel's publication.

May 5

CGE Fundraiser * Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity will be hosting a fundraiser breakfast and raffle. 8 to 9 a.m. 2032 College Way. Visit pacificu.edu/cge. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Poetry Night * The public is invited to listen to Adelante Mujeres participants as they read their original poems. Forest Grove United Church of Christ. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Join Adelante in congratulating the students from the "Adelante Mujeres Bridge Program" as they share samples of their own work with the community and receive certificates of completion in recognition of their achievement.

May 6

Family Movie * Head to the Jessie Mays Community Hall at 6 p.m. for a free showing of the British stop-motion animated movie, "Shaun the Sheep."

May 7

Comic Books * Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books. Stop by the North Plains Public Library between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. during North Plains' city-wide Garage Sale Madness Day, to receive a free comic book provided by Diamond Comic Book Distributors.

Japan Day * Pacific University students are hosting Japan Day in the University Center's Multi-Purpose Room. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffle, food, performances, cosplay welcome.

Mothers Day * Tea The Forest Grove Senior and Community Center is hosting a Mother's Day tea. Tea served 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Live music, raffles, art activities, tea. $15.

May 8

Bingo * Members of the Banks Historical Society invite the public to play Bingo on Sunday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. at Banks Billiards, 111 S. Main St. The proceeds go to the historical society.

May 10

Craft Guild * The dedicated group of knitters, crocheters and quilters that formerly met monthly in the evenings has now moved its get-togethers to the second Tuesday morning of each month from 8 to 10 a.m. at the North Plains Public Library.

Bingo * Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $13 for all games played. $100 and $500 progressive jackpots.

May 11

Book Club * Head to the Forest Grove City Library to discuss "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough. 7 p.m.

Park Meeting * Metro invites the public to a community meeting about Chehalem Ridge nature park. This session will be held in Spanish. Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane. Pie and coffee provided. Tell us what activities you'd be interested in participating in at the park. 6 to 8 p.m. Visit oregonmetro.gov/chehalemridge for more information or to add feedback. A session will be held May 17 in English.

May 12

Teen Crafts * Teens can head to the Forest Grove City Library for craft time. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

May 13

Visitation Fundraiser * Visitation Catholic School is hosting a community silent auction with refreshments and a special appearance by Rudy the Magician. 6 p.m.

May 14

Clean Up * Cornelius The annual Take Care of Cornelius Day is back. The city of Cornelius is recruiting volunteers to help pick up trash and spread bark dust and plant flowers around local churches, schools, parks, streets and businesses. Registration and instructions will be in the Fred Meyer parking lot. At noon, participants can enjoy a hot dog lunch. Ages eight and older. Sign up at tinyurl.com/takecareofcornelius.

Writing Workshop * Writers in the Grove will host a writing workshop at the Forest Grove City Library. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Wetlands Fun Head to the Fernhill Wetlands to assist local biologists in identifying a diverse array of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. fernhillwetlands.org.

Super Saturday * Members of The Portland Ballet Youth Company will come to North Plains to perform in the fifth annual preview of excerpts from the upcoming Spring Concert. 1 p.m. Free. Jessie Mays Community Hall. Both traditional and modern pieces. All ages.

Genealogical Meeting * The Genealogical Society of Washington County is meeting 10 a.m. to noon. Hillsboro Main Library Community Room, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. Guest speaker Lisa McCullough will go over using Evernote, a popular, and powerful, organizational tool that can be used across all platforms to save, organize and share information.

Medieval Faire * Step back in time for a day of revels at the Faire In The Grove. The Barony of Dragon's mist, Medieval re-enactors, armored fighters and history buffs. Hosted on the vast front lawn of the McMenamins Grand Lodge, come and be transported back to Fairegrove, a medieval village. Starts at 10 a.m.

May 15

Band Concert The Second Winds Community Band presents "Playing the Oldies." Free. Donations appreciated. 3 p.m. McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. in McMinnville. secondwinds.org.

May 17

Fields for Food * There will be a Fields for Food Workshop to connect new and beginning farmers and existing landowners. The workshop will cover how to find farmers and craft a lease. Attendees will also hear from landowners who have leased to new/beginning farmers. Find more information here: swcd.net/event/fields-for-food-2. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 1609 Elm St. in Forest Grove. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Snacks. Call 503-992-0078, Ext. 302 to RSVP.