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Through May 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 is an Oregon premiere in celebration of the bicentenary of the novel's publication.

May 26

Survival Presentation Director of Rewild Portland Peter Michael Bauer will give a free presentation at the North Plains Library on survival skills, ancestral technology and their importance in modern wilderness excursions. 6:30 p.m. Learn the basic "10 essentials" of survival that will keep you alive in the wilderness.

May 28

Guitar Workshop Internationally known Richard Smith is coming to Vic's Guitar Cave in Forest Grove for a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. and a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Reserve your spot at 503-357-2787.

May 29

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 30

Flag Ceremony Forest Grove Fire & Rescue personnel will host a flag raising ceremony at the community flag pole in honor of Memorial Day. 12:30 p.m.

May 31

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.

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.

June 2

n 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

n 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.

June 3 to June 19

n Theater Theatre in the Grove's production of "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson and directed by Gavin Knittle is on stage. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under). Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 13-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage all combine in a play that gives us unique insight into the modern family life.

June 4

n 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.