Crafty Fox offering crafty classes

Check out the classes offered this month at The Crafty Fox, 2013 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. The business is offering knitting, crocheting, sewing, printmaking, creative journaling, and making natural cleaning supplies classes. Visit

Youth can learn to sew and knit

Washington County 4-H is sponsoring a free sewing and knitting learning day for youth Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Washington Street Conference Center, 225 S. First Ave. in Hillsboro.

There will be projects for both complete beginners and those with some sewing experience.

Bring sewing machine and supplies to class. Kids in sixth-grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and materials list, contact Dianne Winkel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-359-0491. RSVP by Feb. 15.

Those wanting to learn to knit can contact Alice Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-821-1125 by Feb. 15 for a supply list and to RSVP. Beginning knitting will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Experienced knitters who want to learn to knit cables can attend from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Take a sweetheart to the dance

Visitation Catholic School will host its fifth annual Sweetheart Dance Saturday, Feb. 8, as a fundraiser.

The Lake Oswego Millennium Dance Band (pictured above), a 17-piece live band with vocalist, will play Big Band-era songs from the 1930s to 1960s including hits from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Barry Manilow and more.

There will be food, snacks, drinks, beer and wine available for purchase.

There will also be an open gym available for children. Donations will be accepted.

The dance is for adults 21 and older and held at Visitation Parish Center, 4189 N.W. Visitation Road in Forest Grove, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tickets are $12 a person at the door and $10 a person in advance. Purchase tickets at

Artists: apply for public art program

The city of Hillsboro Public Art Program is giving artists the chance to apply to become part of Hillsboro’s public art collection.

Each year, the city purchases works that depict the characteristic landscape, city views, people and places of Hillsboro for the city’s collection.

The purchased works are displayed in the Civic Center Auditorium. Archival prints are presented as the official city gift to dignitaries and business leaders from around the world.

Purchase prices cannot be more than $500. Applications can be found at and are due Feb. 13.

Come out and join Pacific’s orchestra

Community members are invited to join Pacific Philharmonic — a full symphony orchestra at Pacific University made up of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students and community members.

Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. starting Jan. 29 in Taylor-Meade on Pacific’s Forest Grove campus.

Their spring concert is tentatively scheduled at 6 p.m. May 4.

The spring 2014 repertoire includes John Williams’ “Superman March,” Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64” (Movement I) with faculty soloist Adam LaMotte.

The group is most in need of strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), bassoon, oboe, French horn and percussion.

Those interested in participating should contact Dr. Bryce Seliger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-352-2298.

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