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June 1

- First Wednesday - Businesses in downtown Forest Grove will stay open late with food and music and receptions for new artwork displays. 5 to 8 p.m. This month's theme is Staycation. The Forest Grove Farmers Market will also be open on Main Street. News-Times production department director Maureen Zeobelein will host a First Wednesday reception for her new art show at 5:30 p.m. at the News-Times office, 2038 Pacific Ave.

- Concert - Portland Community College Rock Creek Chamber Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. in the Forum Theater, Room 114 in Building 3, at 17705 N.W. Springville Road in Hillsboro. Admission and parking free. The Ensemble will perform a large variety of music from classical to jazz, funk to Afro-Cuban. Music selections include D Minor Invention by J.S. Bach, a movement from a Mass by Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, an Afro-Cuban style arrangement of Sonny Rollins' St. Thomas, a funk version of Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island as well as student arrangements of jazz and pop music.

June 2

- North Plains Market - The North Plains Farmers Market is starting up again with food, produce, sweets and musical entertainment. 5 to 8 p.m. Northwest Commercial Street in North Plains.

- Wine & Whiskey - Ken and Kris Bilderback will be at Plum Hill Vineyards, 6505 S.W. Old Highway 47 in Gaston, for a Wine & Whiskey in the Wild West event. 6 to 9 p.m. The Bilderbacks will discuss how alcohol has played a central role in the Tualatin Valley since settlers first arrived in the area in the 1830s. Ticket price includes wine tasting before the talk. Advance tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for museum members, and $10 at the door.

June 3

- Trail Meeting - The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency is holding a meeting at the Banks Fire District building, 13430 N.W. Main St. in Banks. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The work session will cover writing bylaws, fundraising, establishing committees, rail banking and more.

- Friday Flick - Head to the Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains at 6 p.m. for a free showing of the British stop-motion animated movie, "Shaun the Sheep."

June 3

- Steak Feed - The 59th annual Rotary Steak Feed Dinner will be held at Pacific University's University Center. 5 to 8 p.m. $16.

June 4

- Church Celebration - The First Baptist Church, 2224 15th Ave. in Forest Grove, invites everyone to a community celebration. Free barbecue, hot dogs, live music, fun and games. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 5

- Kickball Fundraiser - HomePlate Youth Services serves homeless youth throughout the county. Staff members are hosting Home Runs for Homeless Youth 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 N.W. 229th Ave. in Hillsboro. Twenty-two adult teams in costumes will play throughout the day for prizes and bragging rights. Admission is free. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 971-322-9381. homeplateyouth.org/homeruns.

June 6

- Author Talk - Author Connie Soper will visit the Forest Grove City Library for an informative talk. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. She'll give tips on hiking the Oregon Coast Trail.

June 8

- Book Club - Head to the Forest Grove City Library to discuss "Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. 7 p.m.

June 9

- Holocaust Talk - Author and Holocaust Survivor Alter Wiener will share his life story at the Jessie Mays Community Hall at 7 p.m. Wiener has shared his life story in the states of Oregon and Washington with 850 audiences. Wiener's autobiography, "From a Name to a Number," was

published in 2007. alterwiener.com.

June 11

- Strawberry Fest - The 50th annual Gales Creek Strawberry Festival will be held at the Gales Creek Community Church, 9170 N.W. Sargent Road in Gales Creek. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Strawberry shortcake, music, vendor courtyard, food booth, alpacas.

- Banks Fundraiser - There will be a fundraiser for the Banks Public Library Jane Moore Community Room addition.Wine, dinner, music, dancing and auction at David Hill Winery. 6 to 9 p.m. $40 per person. $300 per table of eight. cityofbanks.org.

June 13

- Kefir Making - Head to the Forest Grove City Library for a kefir-making class with local farm Nana Cardoon. Kefir is a fermented milk drink. 6:30 p.m.

June 14

- Craft Guild Meeting - Head to the North Plains Public Library and join their informal group of knitters and crocheters. 8 to 10 a.m.