This week's calendar
June 22 to 24
Author Readings * Pacific University's Masters of Fine of Arts in Writing staff members are visiting the Forest Grove campus for the summer residency. Authors Marvin Bell, Mary Helen Stefanik and Kellie Wells will read June 22. Steve Amick, Eduardo Corral and Scott Korb will read June 23. Chris Abani, Ellen Bass and Debra Gwartney will read June 24. All readings are at 7:30 p.m. in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center.
Guitar * Hillsboro musician Gayle Ritt will be at the North Plains Public Library to teach attendees about different guitars and their sounds. She'll also perform her own songs and some covers. 6:30 p.m.
Book Launch * Pacific University is announcing the release of its first university press book, "When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life," edited by Kwame Dawes. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Pacific University Library, Forest Grove campus. Copies will be available at the reception. Proceeds will fund Masters in Fine Arts in Writing program scholarships.
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.
Rocks Talk * Leslie G. Moclock, Curator at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, will lead the monthly OMSI Science Pub talk at the Venetian Theatre & Bistro. 7 p.m. Discover the secrets of geochronology and learn how scientists determine the age of rocks and fossils. From maps and sledgehammers to radioactive crystals and cutting-edge electronics, this talk illuminates the tools and techniques used to investigate the history of the Earth.
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.
Summer Reading * Head to the North Plains Public Library for the Little Tykes Summer Reading kickoff. 11:30 a.m. Jump, spin, stretch, leap. Growing Arts movement educator Iris Nason will engage kids with creative dance experience. Children six and under.
Book Club * Head to the North Plains Public Library to discuss "The Tsar of Love and Techno" by Anthony Marra. 7 p.m. The book follows a 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina.
Puppet Theater * Teatro Calamari, a puppet mask and physical theater company, will be at the Forest Grove City Library as part of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Summer Reading program. 11 a.m.
Friday Flick * Head to the North Plains Public Library for a free screening of "Zootopia." 6 p.m. Popcorn served.
Fireworks Show * Celebrate Independence Day with a Fourth of July Fireworks display on the fields of Tom McCall Upper Elementary School, 1255 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. Suggested $5 donation. 6 p.m. food courts open. Bring blankets and chairs. No personal fireworks. No alcohol. No RV parking. 7 p.m. Live music with Faded Blue, a local blues and rock band. Fireworks begin at dusk, around 9:40 p.m. Sponsored by the Western Washington County Firefighters Association.